Tip of the Week:
It is Friday the 13th and under the bright light of the Full Moon in Sagittarius the final countdown to Summer Solstice has begun. It of course marks the official beginning of the summer season. Amidst the ever changing flow of styles, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, approaches and so on it is comforting to know that some things remain consistent. While the same cannot exactly be said of the weather, it can be of the season.
It is quite a remarkable fact that the tilt of the Earth’s axis just so happens to be almost exactly ¼ of a perfectly vertical one which would be 90 degrees. The mid-points between the equator and the north and south poles are the ‘Tropics’ of Cancer and Capricorn. When the Earth is in its annual orbit here in the Northern Hemisphere, it is tilted most directly towards the Sun and it achieves its annual zenith or highest position in the sky.
It is this cycle which determines the specific cast of the Sun’s light on the surface of the earth. It changes incrementally every day of the year. Beyond the simple facts of this annual progression, Astrology clearly demonstrates that there is a psychological component woven into it. Popular thinking these days asserts that all your psychology exists in your head. Yet the deeper truth is that our psychological ‘nature’ is a feature of an intricate web or relationships, and principle among these is our intrinsic individual and collective relationship with the Sun’s light.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
You may be experiencing some second thoughts about plans made a while back. There may be unfinished business and/or a few unanticipated situations to tend to before you proceed. Establishing a reliable foundation first is one consideration. Another includes affordability and deciphering what constitutes your best investment.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)
If anyone’s life has been extra busy over the past couple of years, it has likely been yours. And the pace will continue for a while yet. In fact it stands to accelerate over the next few weeks. As though in the final minutes of an important sport event, a feeling of urgency is pushing you to give it all you have. You will be able to slow down again soon.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
Some new momentums have begun for you. These are linked to home and family, health and security. The need to establish a healthier rhythm, one that is more balanced and in accordance with where you are at in your life, is featured. Circumstances are pushing you to focus deliberately on it now. This trend will continue for several weeks.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You are in the final stretch of bringing things to completion in preparation for the new season. There are some big events in store for you over the coming weeks. At best this includes the foundations of new friendships. As well, new inspirations to concentrate upon your talents and hobbies are highlighted.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)
This is a mixed time where you find yourself making new connections yet also find yourself busy behind the scenes rather than socializing. But that is about to change. Get ready for a noticeable increase in your social life. This should feel quite welcome, this week anyway. You may feel less inclined later so get it in now.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Mercury Retrograde may be pitching you some curve balls and sliders, especially in your public and professional life. These are pushing you to both deepen your research and to develop new skills and approaches and perhaps obtain new tools, techniques or equipment. As well, you may feel the need to reveal certain expressions yet conceal others. Altogether, this is a complex time.
Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)
A deepened search for a clearer sense of yourself and what you feel you truly want and need has begun. This will become increasingly apparent this week. You may feel at a loss about what to do. You may wish you had what others have, but what’s the use in such comparisons? On the other hand, it could prove useful to ask for guidance or at least emulate the successes of others.
Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)
Circumstances are leading you to think deeply more and communicate casually less. Listening well to others and engaging in some strategic research and investigative work will prove beneficial. Seeing the beauty in others and allowing room for increased admiration and decreased competition will help you feel less isolated and more connected.
Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)
Weighing your words more carefully where it really counts will prove important over the next while. This does not mean telling others what they want to hear. What is implied is a spirit of giving more and judging less. It is said silence is golden and listening more and especially tuning in to who others are and what they need, beyond suggestions, will prove invaluable.
Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
The time has come to make some needed improvements. This may be especially the case in your perceptions, beliefs and attitudes. Not that they are wrong per se, but rather you stand to benefit from making a few adjustments to refine them at this time. Take a constructively critical attitude for best results and avoid justifying human frailty, specifically your own.
Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)
Reconsidering what constitutes your best creative advantage is in the spotlight. Creating beauty in your home and living space is a likely bet. This may require that you assert your position to arrange things that suit you specifically. Things stand to take off for you in the best sense in about a month, so now is the time to fortify your foundation.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Balancing clear intentions to persevere as necessary with an equal need to exercise more flexibility in your perspective, attitude and approach begins this week. This cycle will last up to six weeks, possibly even more. Aim to follow through with your plans yet weave in a strong element of willingness to listen and cooperate.